Pimentel Discusses Chemical Bonding
Professor Pimentel amplifies the idea that attraction of one or more electrons for two or more nuclei accounts for bond formation. The virial theorem is presented and used to show that the lowering of the electron's total energy in bond formation can only occur through a lowering of its potential energy by being simultaneously near two or more nuclei. This principle is shown to apply equally well to covalent, ionic, and other types of bonding.
Run time 27 minutes 38 secondsProducer CHEM Study, College of Chemistry, U.C. BerkeleyAudio/Visual sound, color